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My first published project - many hours work!

Daniel O'Brien

17 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:30 AM  

Well, I've finally finished my first published project. 100's of hours work!


It was for Glyndwr Uni in Wales and is designed to improve the participants enterprise skills.


It has some interesting elements - and I think some of the modules really push the boundaries.


For example, in the first module I managed to make quizmaker do a 'proper' personality test with scoring and bespoke reports!


The demo is password protected - but I think worth a look!

Username: enterprise

Password: vgb123


The password for this demo will no doubt change in the future, so - if you can't login - send an email to and I'll send you the fresh password.


Enjoy the demo - and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. (I learned A LOT making this)

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User Rank Phil Mayor

10,133 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:47 AM  

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Hi Daniel


That is really good, I can appreciate the amount of work that has gone into that.


There is some really great use of quizmaker and I would love to know how you did the life jigsaw feedback


Noticed a little error on slide 21 feedback is spelt wrong


Really well done



Daniel O'Brien

17 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:50 AM  

Hi Phil, 


Thanks for the comments - and the typo!


Send an email to and when I'm at my workstation tomorrow I'll send you the html code.





Jeanette Brooks

3,630 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

Really fabulous job, Dan! Thanks for sharing that! Definitely a great example of customizing Quizmaker's report.html to do some cool stuff! Did you use this approach as a springboard, and customize from there by adding more code to pull in the scoring brackets? It would be awesome to see your how-tos in a Screenr vid.

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Thank you for sharing Dan - I would also love to see a how-to of customizing the report.html. Your demo gave me a lot of great ideas to work with!!

Louise Hawkins

82 posts

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 8:46 AM  

Agree, this is really good and there are a lot of great ideas.


 I wish my first course had looked this good!

Daniel O'Brien

17 posts

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

Thanks for the feedback - I really appreciate the positive comments. I look forward to the next opportunity to create some elearning materials.

Doug Tharp

1 posts

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:10 PM  


I'm working on my first course, and it will be nothing like yours.  It's really amazing, great work.  Maybe after a few years of practice I could do something like that.  Well done!

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 1:48 PM  

An excellent job Daniel!  I am currently working on my first project, and as Phil can attest it is nothing like this!  Of course, I am working with a pretty dry subject matter in comparison to yours.

Kathy Hartman

28 posts

Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 at 12:33 AM  

Hi Daniel,

I love your project! I can see the hours of work.   It is absolutely amazing.  Would you consider doing a tutorial on how you did it?  The personality quiz was really interesting.  It could be used for other things too. I also loved module 5 graphics. How did you do the  the "well oiled machine graphic?  I love it.  How did you make the time indicator on slide 21? 


You really worked magic...are you sure you aren't a magician?



Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 at 9:48 AM  

Great course!! I'm really interested in the way you used Quizmaker. I agree with Jeanette; it would be great to have a screenr contribution from you to show us highlights of creativity

Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 at 4:08 AM  

Good work! It was nicely done. Your quizmaker is awesome. How difficult is it to do something like that?




seo london

User Rank David Anderson

3,291 posts

Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 at 4:36 AM  

First off, that's one one of the more engaging courses I've seen. What stood out most for me was the different style guide (fonts, colors, themes) you used for each module. 


Like others, I found the Quizmaker personality profile highly engaging.  The combination of animated intros kept the pacing up and I found myself looking forward to the next question. I can't remember when 15 questions passed so quickly.


Nice touch on the image-thought cloud effect. I liked how the image preceded the thought cloud and then fit into place as the thought cloud slid in below it.


Build your jigsaw - Great use of fill in the blank combined with an effective progress meter on the left. Sure I could look up top and view the Question X of X--which you creatively titled Piece x of x--but the puzzle piece progress meter was great.


Opportunity awareness - LOL loved the warning sound & flashing light.


Opportunity detector - you created a quiz out of the Labeled Graphic - awesome! Nice touch with the "incorrect" buzzer sound.


Action Plan - yeah, one of more creative examples I've seen there, too


Well done Daniel!

Daniel O'Brien

17 posts

Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 3:20 AM  

Wow - I can't believe the amount of positive feedback I've received - and the personal messages sent to my inbox! What an amazing community!


I promise to find time to respond to those that have asked questions - I'm just a little buried in work at the moment.


Thanks again


User Rank Bruce Graham

7,429 posts

Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 4:34 AM  

Darn it.....

I had not realised submissions for Guru 2011 had started.......

FABULOUS job - what more can I say.


Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 8:23 PM  

Wow, great job!  I hope you'll share your secrets with us.  This looks like a guru submission.

Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 8:48 PM  


I liked it very much on so many levels:


The narrator you used, her voice and accent were beautiful. She was great to listen to.

Your activities were meaningful, I like the use of different people in graphics, really personalizes the questions.

The design is fresh and keeps changing when appropriate, it was pleasing to the eye and I wanted to EXPLORE.

But, the branding and tie in was solid and professional.

There was some fun, unexpected moments, the guy with the buzzer on his head! The noise startled me and then I laughed!


Amazing work. Thank you so much for sharing this with the community. 





Ron Price

223 posts

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 6:47 AM  

Nice module - great combination of interactivity - value added content - and eye-catching graphics.

User Rank Tom Kuhlmann

710 posts

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

Just checked out the course.  Good stuff.  Lots of really neat tidbits to pull out and use in other courses.

Dean Saunders

22 posts

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 10:38 PM  

Agree Tom  - thats the beauty of using a tool like Articulate - the first course you build often takes the most amount of time as you build tempaltes, settle on colours etc.  Then you're free to harvest the fruits of your labour from future courses!


Love your work!




Dean Saunders


Rob Portnoy

3 posts

Posted Friday, July 08, 2011 at 5:14 AM  

Hello - you're product is impressive.


I'm having trouble publishing my course. When I use the Publish-Web option for Articulate 09, my files do upload to my public_html/subdirectory folder, but nothing shows up on my website.


Any suggestions?



Jann Sutton

4 posts

Posted Friday, July 08, 2011 at 6:49 AM  

Wow, if this is your first course, I cannot wait to see what happens next. Highly engaging, quizzes are fantastic, incredible amount of detail and interaction. I think you have taken this tool to a new level!

Best of luck!


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